This kind of worries me, should I seek another holster?

This kind of worries me, should I seek another holster?

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    This kind of worries me, should I seek another holster?

    Recently last summer bought a Ruger Redhawk colt 45 4" barrel. Only holster I could find at the time doesn't cover the trigger area but does have the hammer thumb strap securing with a snap. I work during the summer for the Forest Service clearing and maintaining people-horse trails so this is basicly an open carry woods gun. I frequently work in heavy brush and trees and use various types of equiptment etc. One thing that has worried me is a stick etc releasing the hammer strap and not noticing it and then later another stick entering the trigger area and ??? should this be a concern? and seek a holster that covers the trigger area? thanks!
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    If its a double action, Id buy a new holster. One that covered the trigger.

    Especially considering the conditions under which you work. I have the same concerns as you.
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    a holster should cover the trigger as minimum, hammer strap or not.
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    Here's an old one, vintage 1970s that doesn't cover the trigger. I haven't used this old holster much and it mainly takes up space in my old holster box but I have never been uncomfortable carrying a gun with it. You'd have to defeat the thumb snap and then accomplish a long double action pull to make the gun fire. It's safe enough for me.
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    If the trigger isn't covered, even a single-action, I don't want to use that holster.OMOYMV
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    I don't own and won't own a holster that doesn't cover the trigger.
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    Simply Rugged Holsters should be able to help you out.

    Take a look at their Sourdough Pancake holster which should cover the hammer and trigger with good retention so that you'll not need to mess with a retention strap.

    OR possibly better yet for your specific purpose they have a Redhawk FlapJack holster with a cover flap that should be great for heavy brush, brambles and general woods carry.

    and...I believe the flap is removable.

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    I'd carry a 1911 in a holster that did not cover the trigger since the grip safety physically blocks the trigger from moving rearward and toss in an additional Thumb Safety and so....no matter if the trigger or guard is covered or not.

    An Iron Spike or a Ninja Sword could enter the trigger guard and the 1911 will not discharge.

    But, that is OFF TOPIC to this thread...so...QKSHOOTER!! Thread HiJacking!!! Get Back On Topic!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by technomonster View Post
    a holster should cover the trigger as minimum, hammer strap or not.
    Yes ^^^^^^^ That!^^^^^
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    Your concerns are valid and a new holster doesn't need to cost much. Don't sweat the small stuff. Get a new holster.
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    Take a look at their Sourdough Pancake holster which should cover the hammer and trigger with good retention so that you'll not need to mess with a retention strap.

    OR possibly better yet for your specific purpose they have a Redhawk FlapJack holster with a cover flap
    These are even better because they keep debris, dust, brambles, etc. out







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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaze 57 View Post
    Only holster I could find at the time doesn't cover the trigger area but does have the hammer thumb strap securing with a snap.

    I frequently work in heavy brush and trees and use various types of equiptment etc.
    IMO, anytime you have an openly carried holster that fails to cover the trigger area, particularly in which it's open to being interfered with by sticks, equipment and such during normal activities, you should most definitely be concerned for something grabbing that exposed trigger, yes. Bad juju to have a holster that doesn't cover it properly and fully. Getting it hooked on something could quite possibly get you badly injured or killed.
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    With a strap over the hammer it cant fire but your gun will be much happier in a flap style holster with the conditions you work in. DR
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    I think that many old timers used to carry revolvers in a rig that didn't cover the trigger.
    We should get Red Nichols in here to give us the definitive answer...
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